Llorente wants to leave Bilbao


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Fernando Llorente, the Spain striker, has put the Premier League's top clubs on alert by confirming he will leave Athletic Bilbao before next season.

The 27-year-old's contract expires in the summer and Bilbao could sell him in January after he was linked with moves to Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal. Llorente, who has been dropped by Bilbao this season, said: "I want to develop as a player and try something new. It's not about the money."